WHO HERE CAN tell me something healthy they had for breakfast?” food educator Mary Healy asked the class. A ten-year-old boy in the front row put up his hand and, bursting with pride, declared, “I had two diet cokes.” When it comes to food education, we have got our work cut out.

The idea for a children’s food festival first came about at a meeting to discuss a new local food festival for Oxfordshire. It suddenly occurred to me that a vital role for a food festival is to transform children’s attitudes to food – so why not have a food festival especially for children?

Since that ...


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